THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
Little Tom (6 years old) was fond of cookies.
His mother kept some on the cabinet in a jar.
Mom caught Tom taking cookies several times.
Finally, she said, "Tom, don't you know that Jesus SEES you when you are taking the cookies?"
The very next day, Tom came into the living room
with cookie crumbs all over him.
Mom said, "Tom, Jesus SAW you take those cookies!"
Tom said, "No Ma'am. I hit under the table."
I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
LIGHT from the WORD.
A lot of us are like little Tom.
We'd rather HIDE our sin than REPENT from it.
In God's eyes, only the repentant can be seen as righteous!
Notice Rom. 3:23 above.
"Have sinned" is a verb in present perfect tense.
We are ALL sinners, and need to repent DAILY!
The word repentance comes from the Greek metanoia (met-an'-oy-ah).
It means to turn away from, do a u-turn, because of a guilt.
Yes, we must repent first from SELF to be SAVED.
But, we must repent DAILY to have a right relationship with God.
Therefore, repentance is an ONGOING effort!